Domestic abuse - our work

Operation Encompass

What is Operation Encompass?

Operation Encompass is an initiative to support children and young people in school following a domestic abuse incident the previous day.

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support those children and young people who have witnessed, been present at the time of a domestic abuse incident, or a member of the household. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware at the earliest possible stage to provide relevant and tailored support to children and young people immediately following the incident to help ‘make the next day better’.

How does it work?

A report is made to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has witnessed, been present at a domestic incident or living in a household where a domestic abuse incident has been reported to the police.

The information is given in strict confidence to a Key Adult in school who would then be able to accommodate the school day to lessen the impact of the incident and to support the child if they need it.

Operation Encompass in Wakefield

146 primary and secondary schools and 95 attached nurseries across the Wakefield district have signed up to Operation Encompass and are receiving notifications, supporting children and young people at the earliest opportunity.

For more information, visit the national Operation Encompass website.

Wakefield Domestic Abuse Strategy 2022 - 2027

Our Wakefield District Abuse Strategy 2022 - 2027 is available here, along with a summary of the strategy - A plan on a page. The strategy focuses on tackling domestic abuse, the fear it creates and the harm it causes. Our ambition is to Prevent, Protect and Support. We are ambitious but we are committed to working together to make tackling domestic abuse everybody's business.

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White Ribbon 

White Ribbon UK is part of the global movement to end men’s violence against women. Its core work is about education and raising awareness. 

Wakefield Council holds White Ribbon accreditation. In the Council there are White Ribbon Ambassadors and Champions. They raise awareness about men’s violence against women. They promote positive traits such as empathy and care.

If you want to find out more about the White Ribbon Movement, visit the website - White Ribbon UK.

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